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Summer bbq for 120ish?
Hi Ellen - We are doing a backyard BBQ for approx. 120ish (90-100 adults, 20-30 kids). Looking for your input on the menu. Thanks for any help!

80 # pig - whole roasted
piece chicken (legs and thy) - 100-120 pieces
BBQ sauces to go with (2-3 kinds)
Potato salad - 5 gal
Slaw - 3 1/2 gal
baked beans - 3 1/2 gal
piece corn (40 ears cut in 3) - 120 total
mac n' cheese bites (small cupcake size) - 200 bites
roles - 150
watermelon - 100 #
grapes - 30#
various desserts (candy / cupcake bar)
variety of chips & dips

As a note, my husband was only going to serve the pig but folks can be squeemish about a whole pig roast so I wanted to do chicken as an offering for those folks. Was figuring less than 1 piece per person, but I could be wrong there.

Thank you!

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80 # pig - whole roasted
piece chicken (legs and thy) - 100-120 pieces, some left, count quarter as 2 pieces

Meats OK, you will have some left. Have 1 crock pot of vegetarian sausages (I like Field Roast) or patties for any vegetarians
BBQ sauces to go with (2-3 kinds), about 2 gallons total
Need 8 pounds sliced onions
Need 1 gallon pickles
Need rolls suitable for bread or sandwich, 5 per 4 persons

Potato salad - 5 gal, plenty
Slaw - 3 1/2 gal, 3 plenty
baked beans - 3 1/2 gal, plenty, again have one crock pot meatless, labeled
piece corn (40 ears cut in 3) - 120 total, none extra
butter, 3 pounds
mac n' cheese bites (small cupcake size) - 200 bites, probably gone; consider 1 1/2 per adult, 1 per kid

watermelon - 100 #, plenty, don't cut the last one till you see how it is going. Keep them iced.
grapes - 30#, OK, prob some left, could do 20
various desserts (candy / cupcake bar), see the dessert buffet page for help on quantities. Consider minimizing candy; kids can get sugar hyper. Consider omitting nut types for allergies.
variety of chips & dips
1 pound chips per 10-12, 1 pint dip per pound

awesome, thank you!
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